After dining with friends at Trader Vic's at the Hotel New Otani, I was on Sotobori-dori walking back to the Okura Hotel. It was still early when I stopped at a night club to hear a popular singer.

Mama-san directed me to a table. My hostess was to be Miss Anne, who arrived shortly. Cute and charming, we had fun talking and listening to the music.

As I was about to leave, she suddenly became quite serious and said, "I virgin. I never make love. You teach me. But be gentle."

I wasn't in a teaching mood. I left the club chuckling to myself, if Miss Anne is a virgin, then I'm the Sultan of Brunei.